Pimento is used to make an essential oil that is used to:
1)massage areas with poor circulation on the body to increase blood flow.
2)Relieves muscle and joint pains.(arthritis,fatigue,muscle cramps,rheumatism,stiffness etc)
3)For respiratory disorders (chills,congested coughs,bronchitis)
4)For digestive system problems (cramps,flatulence,indigestion,nausea
5)For the nervous system(depression,nervous exhaustion,neuralgia,tension and stress).
6)As a pain reliever( for headaches ,body pain,muscular pain)
8)To Increase appetite
PIMENTO LEAVES as a tea is – Useful treating high blood sugar, bacterial infections and fungal infections, rheumatism, amenorrhea, and colic.Pimento leaves held in the mouth will decrease the urge for cigarettes.A tea of the leaves will also keep the body warm,purify the stomach,aid digestion,relieve gas and stop vomiting. A mixture of pimento and white rum is a great remedy for menstrual cramps
OTHER USES OF PIMENTO:
Cooking with pimento is very common in Jamaica. Many Jamaican recipes contain grounded pimento seeds: Pimento seeds is one of the main ingredient in the Jerk seasoning used to make that delicious chicken and pork we just crave for at times.Pimento is the essential touch needed for any meat dish especially, pork ,ox-tail,chicken,fish,stewed peas and goat.Pimento is also used in soups like red peas and mannish water(goat belly).Pimento finely ground (all spice ) is also an important ingredient in the Jamaican fruit cakes.
One of the best deep tissue massage you could do is with the pimento oil.This oil is used in the aromatherapy industry for treating poor circulation ,muscles and joints(that is arthritis,fatigue,muscle cramp,rheumatism,stiffness,etc.) This oil penetrates the body and heals the mind ,body and soul .The pimento oil ,during a massage will penetrate deep into your tissues until you get the feeling of a tingling ,warm sensation of medicine being poured into your tired and aching body.
Pimento berries are used to flavour a wide range of foods. This spice is used in flavouring pickles,ketchup,sausages,gravies and pies . A spice used in Jamaica’s favourite fruit cakes made by Island Breeze Ltd.
PIMENTO TREE is indigenous to Caribbean Islands.It was found growing in Jamaica by early Spanish explorers who were very impressed with the taste and aroma of the berries and leaves.Pimento is also grown in Mexico, but it is Jamaica that has the longest history. Jamaica is the largest exporter of pimento seeds and leaves.Pimento also known as PIMENTA DIOICA is closely related to the bay tree and to cloves.Also known as allspice, the ground pimento combines the characteristic flavour and aroma of cloves,nutmeg,cinnamon and pepper, all combined in one spice,hence the name allspice.
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